Teflon™ Fluoropolymers for Military Applications

Advancing Military Equipment, Vehicles, and Tools 

The safety of military personnel and their ability to successfully complete missions relies on the equipment they use. Military operations require durable state-of-the-art technology—like heavy-duty vehicles, aircraft, and communications equipment—designed to work without failure in harsh conditions.

A variety of Teflon™ fluoropolymer products is used in diverse military applications, from military lenses and radar technology to all-terrain vehicles.

Teflon™ AF (amorphous fluoropolymer) resins can be fabricated into thin films, coatings, and smooth-surfaced products or molded into high-performance mechanical parts. Teflon™ AF resin is creep-resistant, stiff, and inert to chemical attack, making it an excellent choice for handling the intensive conditions faced by the military.

Teflon™ PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) coatings also deliver the results that demanding military applications require. Resistant to corrosive chemicals and able to withstand extreme heat and cold, these water-repellent, nonstick coatings are used in such military equipment as:

  • Pneumatic cylinders
  • Aircraft fuel pump systems
  • Production tooling

See more examples of the many uses of Teflon™ films, coatings, and other fluoropolymer products under the communications and automotive applications.